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Cork Printmakers 30

The Lavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork City

27 May – 19 June 2021


Cork Printmakers 30 is the inaugural exhibition of Cork Printmakers 30th Anniversary Programme. Theexhibition at the Lavit Gallery features the work of 40 artists and celebrates the diverse practices and approaches to printmaking by current members of Cork Printmakers.

With 100 members, Cork Printmakers artists work across traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques including lithography, etching, screenprint, relief print, as well as expanded print practice to incorporate video, installation and performance.

Established in 1991, Cork Printmakers is a professional print studio, gallery and resource organisation providing artists with facilities and equipment to create artwork through the medium of print. Located at Wandesford Quay in the heart of Cork City it supports and promotes the creation and development of new work through our studios, exhibitions, events and education programme, promoting the highest standards of practice in printmaking.

Through an ambitious programme of solo exhibitions and group shows, the Lavit Gallery promotes both emerging and established Irish and international artists, stimulating and challenging Cork audiences.


To find out more about the artists and to purchase artwork please visit lavitgallery.com

The exhibition can be visited during Lavit Gallery opening hours:

10:30am – 6:00pm Tuesday to Friday and 10:30am – 5:00pm Saturday






Land Under the Waves / Tír Fothoinn

Irish Landscape and the Sea
December 2020 – July 2021

The Print Gallery, Nano Nagle Place
Exhibiting Artists: John Beasley, Johnny Bugler, Wendy Dison, Angela Gilmour, Debbie Godsell, Deirdre McKenna, Emma O’Hara

Land Under the Waves/Tír Fothoinn is an exhibition by Cork Printmakers at The Print Gallery, Nano Nagle Place, exploring the Irish landscape and the sea.

The title takes reference from Celtic mythology and tales of the Otherworld, believed to be reached beneath the water of lakes and oceans. This exhibition celebrates the everlasting relationship between land and sea on this island.

Land Under the Waves/Tír Fothoinn features prints by Cork Printmakers’ artists working in the medium of etching, screenprint, monoprint, photopolymer and lithography. These prints depict the unique formations of the Burren, the earthy tones of Ireland and colourful contemporary takes on traditional scenes. The artworks shift from commanding maritime landmarks to peaty, rocky and undulating terrains.

The permanence of the watchful, protective and impenetrable structures of the lighthouses that punctuate Ireland’s coastline are contrasted with the transient nature of the sea and shoreline.

The Print Gallery is a partnership between Nano Nagle Place and Cork Printmakers, a print studio and resource organisation with over 100 members based at Wandesford Quay, Cork City. This partnership presents a unique opportunity for visitors to enjoy and purchase contemporary art by local artists in the historical setting of Nano Nagle Place.

Exhibitions at The Print Gallery change each season to showcase the diverse talent of Cork Printmakers’ artists and reflect on themes particular to the environment and people of Cork.




Cork Printmakers Course Programme 2021


Cork Printmakers 2021 course programme is now live on Eventbrite. 

BOOK HERE ︎︎︎

Courses are available year-round in a range of media, involving traditional, new and alternative processes from screenprinting, etching, bookbinding, lithography and more! All courses are suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners who wish to refresh and/or expand their skills. Tutors are members of Cork Printmakers and guests. Class groups are small with no more than 5 participants.


All courses cost €300; this includes tuition and materials.
Bookings are made through Eventbrite.




HOST

Host is an exhibition by Cork Printmakers in partnership with Sample-Studios at Tactic Gallery, The Lord Mayors Pavilion, Cork, Ireland, featuring the work of four artists: Aoife Claffey, Jennifer Cummins, Diane Keating and Rory O’ Mahony. These four artists are recipients of Cork Printmakers’ graduate bursary awards, from Limerick School of Art and Design and CIT Crawford College of Art and Design.

In partnership with Sample-Studios, Cork Printmakers invited their graduate bursary award recipients to exhibit their work at the Lord Mayor's Pavilion in August in a slightly different format to usual, presenting work as part of the artists’ expanded printmaking practice. The artists’ work is exhibited in a way that visitors to Fitzgerald’s Park can view it through the windows, without the need to enter the building.

You can also view the work online following documentation. The placement of the work in an online space questions the traditional exhibition format: how can galleries present work and how do audiences engage with art in this new age of physical distancing and restrictions?

Visit the exhibition page here: corkprintmakers.ie/host



Image: "Wild Man of the Woods", Jennifer Cummins, screenprint, 2019.



Cruinniú na nÓg

Cork Printmakers are taking part in Cruinniú na nÓg, a day of free creativity for children and young people on Saturday 13 June 2020. This year, we will host an online exhibition of artwork by participants of our Creative Teens workshops, which take place at Cork Migrants Centre, Nano Nagle Place, Cork. To find out more and check out the exhibition, visit:
https://www.corkprintmakers.ie/Cruinniu




SUMMER MEMBERS EXHIBITION
The Lavit Gallery
July 23 - 27 2019
Special Viewing Reception Thursday 25th 5.30-7pm

An exhibition of new works by members of Cork Printmakers